“Ahoy” by Guest Designer Karen Goguen 4

I painted the wooden frame with white acrylic paint. The first smaller frame is made with adhesive backed cork. I punched the pieces of cork with an EK Success border punch and cut 45 degree angles for the corners. I used Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the cord to the frame. I laid out the cord to the design I wanted and added small strips of painters tape to hold the cord in place. I lifted small sections (about 2” at a time) of the cord placing glue underneath from the fine tip end.  I added the tape pieces back as I went along to keep the cord in place after it was glued which I found out was unnecessary because the glue held the cord in place perfectly! I cut another smaller frame from thin cardboard, rounded the corners and covered it with blue fabric card stock using Tombow Permanent Adhesive Stamprunner. To adhere this frame to the wooden frame I used Tombow MONO Adhesive Power Bond Tape Runner. The buttons are attached with Tombow Power Tabs.

I cut 1 tab into quarters and only used 1 quarter for each button. Since I have been using the amazing Power Tabs for my embellishments I have retired my glue gun!! I colored the images with Tombow markers, paintbrush and water. The images are adhered to the frame with Tombow foam tabs. The flat backed pearls were adhered to the blue frame with Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.



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4 thoughts on ““Ahoy” by Guest Designer Karen Goguen

  • Debbie Fisher

    This is amazing! I love everthing about it. I am new at watercoloring with Tombow’s markers and wondered what brand of paper you use? I have tried two different brands of watercolor paper and the paper “peels” and I’m only using the Tombow blending pen!

    do you have a blog? I LOVE your work! Thanks for joining us this week.

  • Sarah

    amazing work with the markers!
    if i had a frame like that i’d have to design a room for it to go in.